to the "voices of meningitis." it was a tuesday. becky said she didn't feel well. on wednesday, we said our final good-byes. i was there when my son took his first breath. and i was there when he took his last. not everyone who gets meningitis...dies. i wasn't sure she'd make it. the infection spread so fast. we learned about the vaccine after he got sick. we are the "voices of meningitis." (overlapping voices) join school nurses and families nationwide by adding your voice. meningococcal meningitis may be rare, but it's often devastating... ...you can help prevent it. get vaccinated. health officials recommend vaccination for preteens and teens. talk to your child's school nurse or health-care provider, and visit voicesofmeningitis.org to learn more.